This course consists of the following: Three two hour examinations at the end of the two years, each paper has an equal weighting
• Paper 1: Social influences, Attachment, Memory and Psychopathology
• Paper 2: Approaches, Biopsychology and Research methods
• Paper 3: Issues, Debates, Gender, Forensics and Schizophrenia
GCSE grade 5 in Psychology if previously studied, 5 in English Language, 5 in Mathematics and 5 in Science (5 in Biology, Chemistry and Physics or 5 and 5 in the combined Award Science)
Students learn to be critical thinkers, to analyse, to assess and to draw informed conclusions. They will be able to develop and sustain logical arguments. They will also be able to evaluate research methods.
The course can lay the foundation for many higher education courses and professional training. Those seeking to study Psychology at a higher level find employment in a wide range of occupations in both the public and private sector.